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1981 Atlanta Falcons

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7-9-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.0, Offense: 6.5, Defense: -2.6, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 426 points (26.6/g), 2nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 355 points (22.2/g), 18th.
 Differential of 71 points (4.4/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 9.7-6.3.

Coach: Leeman Bennett (7-9-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Jerry Glanville

Stadium: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
 Training Camp: Atlanta Falcons Training Facility (Suwanee, Georgia)

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore W 1-0 New Orleans Saints 27 0 21 299 135 164 4 14 249 173 76 4
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 2-0 @ Green Bay Packers 31 17 19 335 219 116 4 22 396 300 96 5
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 3-0 San Francisco 49ers 34 17 18 363 200 163 23 386 273 113 3
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 3-1 @ Cleveland Browns 17 28 14 262 150 112 4 26 385 207 178 5
5 Mon October 5 boxscore L 3-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 13 16 22 339 227 112 3 14 268 161 107 1
6 Sun October 11 boxscore L 3-3 Los Angeles Rams 35 37 19 349 197 152 3 14 252 165 87 2
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 4-3 St. Louis Cardinals 41 20 17 394 280 114 2 22 383 263 120 4
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L OT 4-4 New York Giants 24 27 23 430 289 141 2 12 289 213 76
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 5-4 @ New Orleans Saints 41 10 20 406 262 144 1 14 262 204 58 3
10 Sun November 8 boxscore L 5-5 @ San Francisco 49ers 14 17 19 292 216 76 3 17 287 205 82 1
11 Sun November 15 boxscore L 5-6 Pittsburgh Steelers 20 34 24 441 380 61 6 13 293 221 72 3
12 Mon November 23 boxscore W 6-6 Minnesota Vikings 31 30 19 342 193 149 3 25 460 330 130 5
13 Sun November 29 boxscore W 7-6 @ Houston Oilers 31 27 18 459 348 111 2 23 318 235 83 3
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L 7-7 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 24 23 373 236 137 1 22 420 327 93 1
15 Mon December 14 boxscore L 7-8 @ Los Angeles Rams 16 21 16 252 130 122 2 19 273 111 162 5
16 Sun December 20 boxscore L 7-9 Cincinnati Bengals 28 30 26 328 237 91 1 23 433 300 133 1